Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Faculty and Staff

Diane Melroy , PhD

Dr. Diane MelroyLecturer of Biology and GLS Instructor
Office: Friday Hall 313
Voice: (910) 962-7640
FAX: (910) 962-4066
E-mail: melroyd AT uncw DOT edu

Ph.D. 1987 Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Dissertation advisor Dr. Russell L. Jones

B.S. 1981 Departments of Botany and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108 Summa Thesis advisor Dr. David J. McLaughlin


Lecturer in Biology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403. 8/00 - present
Courses developed and taught: Biology 105, Introductory Biology (for non-majors); Biology 205, Plant Biology; Biology 495, Senior Seminar, and SHS (Science, Humanities, and Society) 110 and 210 Committee memberships: Seminar, Library, Scholarship, Assessment

Assistant Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina, Asheville
One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804. 7/94 - 7/00.
Courses developed and taught: Cell Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Plants and Humans, Introductory Biology, Senior Seminar.
Committee memberships: Medical School, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum

Assistant Professor of Biology, Siena Heights College
1247 E. Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221. 9/90-8/94
Courses developed and taught: Introductory Cell Biology, Botany, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Life Science, Developmental Biology, Junior Seminar, Senior Research.
Committee memberships: Rank and Promotion, General Education, Library (Chair 1991/92)

Research Affiliate Plant Physiologist, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville MD 20705. 6/87-7/90.

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 1/87-6/87

Graduate Research or Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 9/81-12/86


Phillip C Hamm Memorial Undergraduate Award, University of Minnesota, 1981, for my summa thesis.

Graduation summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, 1981.

Nominated for teaching awards, 1994 and 1998

UNCW CTE Summer Teaching Initiative, 2005, for proposal "Communicating Science to Children"

Last Update: February 10, 2006